Aside from Sabah’s favourite of ‘Sang Yuk Mian’ (Pork Noodles), Tuaran Noodles, Tenom Noodles or seafoods; in the recent years, there are so many other food to try here! This round, let’s explore some other foods available here – Japanese Food!
Not sure where to begin with? Then get some ideas from the listed below! (The restaurants are listed in no particular order. Some of the establishments below are not halal.)
1. Sushi Tei Japanese Restaurant
Having two outlets here, at Suria Sabah and Oceanus Waterfront Mall, Sushi Tei has a wide range of selection from tempura to sukiyaki, fusion style sushi, conveyor belt sushi’s, ramen, udon and more! If you are a fan of sashimi, their sashimi slices here are thickly cut and fresh too! If you're looking for their chef recommendations, they recommend to try Nabemono - Kaisen Kaminabe and Sushi Special Roll 'Dai Dai Roll' out! So many to choose from scallops, salmon mentaiyaki, gyoza and even dessert – this place is surely a must visit when you come to these malls for a slow walk and enjoy great Japanese cuisine here!
2. Hato Japanese
Located at Penampang, they serve good signature Ramen and Udon noodles. What makes it worth to try is because their broth is usually boiled long hours to make sure the ingredient used makes the whole broth more flavorful! All dishes tastes here are adjusted to the local’s taste buds accordingly by the Chef and the sauces are house-made because they do not use those from the instant mixes. By cooking good food for their customer, the chef hopes that everyone would be able to enjoy delicious food with an affordable price too!
3. Nagasaki Japanese Restaurant
At Nagasaki Japanese Restaurant, its exterior and interior wise will give you an authentic feeling of dining in Japan. While its lighting is cosy and ample of space for you to dine in comfortably, they are established since 2003 till now! Springy Udon noodles, they are known for their Sukiyaki too! If you are a fan of beef meat, then this sukiyaki would be just good for you. Uses imported beef from Australia, the whole pot of Sukiyaki tastes fresh, sweet and savory too. Besides Udon, Ramen and Sukiyaki, they do have bento choices to choose from; of course not forgetting your favorite sushi! Moderate prices and fairly large portion – just good for sharing!
4. Guddo Japanese Restaurant
Comfortable and relaxing, this place serves delish Japanese cuisine! Located at Metro Town, they are a semi fine dining concept restaurant here. Spacious and cozy environment, they do have private room to cater to your private meetings and gatherings that can fit up to 8 people at a time. From handrolls to sashimi’s and broth-type noodles, they have everything here that is equally delicious too! In the meantime, they will have supper hours here serving more than 100 over items and it is buffet style! Remember to pay them a visit when you’re nearby!
5. Hana Japanese Restaurant
A Japanese restaurant that is always crowded at City Mall, this restaurant serves delish meals! They do have private rooms for functions that can fit up to 20 pax! Besides, they do serve good curry dishes here! Japanese curry is one of the mildest curries that are flavorful and thick, so are theirs! Not just that, it is recommended to try their Gyu kimuchi and Chicken Teriyaki dish too! Equally good in taste and flavorful! If you’re craving for sushi’s, they do have the conveyor belt concept that serves ala-carte sushi to you. Wait no more, head to Hana Japanese Restaurant for more mouth-watering dishes!
6. Vino Vino Yakitori
What’s special here is that besides serving foods like any other Japanese restaurants, their signature foods are actually Yakitori! Looking for some good smokey Yakitori here wouldn’t be an easy task, but there you go – Vino Vino Yakitori has it all! Yakitori is served as a street food in Japanese those days which one would sit down and enjoy skewers and Sake with friends or colleagues! At Vino vino, they use the same concept but of course – in a better environment! If you would love to try more of their food here, every Sunday, they serve buffet style food here that contains more than 80 choices here!
7. Inaho Japanese Restaurant
A warm and cozy family feel concept restaurant here at KK Times Square, their chef here has more than 18 years of experience! Apart from its affordable prices here, they have so many varieties like Sushi, set meals, bento, sashimi, tepanyaki and more! As for a recommended dish here, do try their Salmon Butteryaki! Their chefs insist on using fresh salmon and not the frozen ones! Besides, they will be launching a new menu for shabu-shabu, sukiyaki and hot pot! Special tips for you who are interested to dine here, you can request for special dish from the menu even if it is not in the menu! Inaho Japanese Restaurant serves no pork.
8. Yuzu Japanese Restaurant
Decorated elegantly and cozy warm ambience at Yuzu, this is another place for you to enjoy some good Japanese cuisine! Having seats facing the sea view, it brings your dining experience to another level! Famous for their set meals, you’ll be satisfied for what you’re paying and getting! Thick cut of sashimi’s, they are fresh and it makes it almost melt in your mouth. Besides having most of what the Japanese restaurant will serve, do try their Yuzu Gozen – consist of sushi’s, sashimi’s tempura and grilled beef meat, some side dishes and chawanmushi! Indeed a great set that keeps you satisfied and full too! The ambience here is great and suitable for those who wish to look for a place to date the special one too!
9. Ichiryu Japanese Restaurant
Newly open here, they are surely worth your time to give them a try! Ranging from Sushi to Maki's, Rice, Noodles and Skewers, everything in their menu will sure to entice your appetite! Something special spotted from their menu would be the Ika Meshi - which is a whole squid stuffed with Garlic fried rice! Not just that, they do have Ichiryu Tomato Rice where it is a specialty Tomato stuffed with Garlic rice. Nice and clean ambience with good food, where else would you want to go? Head to Ichiryu Japanese Restaurant today!
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